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Jessie's Bags LLC

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Our Story

But we're not just a bunch of bag ladies; We're a community! Anyone can get involved and help out a breast cancer survivor. Sign up for our Make a Bag or No Sew program to help create your own Jessie's Bag care package.
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An Idea is Born/2006

It all started with a bag...

After Jessie's first breast cancer surgery, she started sewing patchwork bags from leftover fabric scraps. She began giving the bags to other breast cancer survivors in her community to show her support and to raise their spirits. Making care packages gave Jessie a distraction and a sense of purpose as she fought against her illness. With each bag she gave out, she knew that she was making a difference and helping to fight the disease with a positive message and by showing others that she cares.

When Jessie started feeling better, her daughter, Joanne, had an idea...

Jessie and Joanne started traveling and visiting local hospitals with fabric and sewing supplies. Soon breast cancer patients from local hospitals were joining Jessie in making patchwork bags, and Jessie and Joanne saw how making the bags uplifted their moods and made everyone smile! Now, Jessie's Bags is a registered philanthropic organization and we travel to hospitals and events to share our mission, make more bags, and deliver care packages. We sell handmade Jessie's Bags to fund our travels and to support the organization.

Jessie's Bags aren't just fabric pieces stitched together. They show that even small acts can make a world of difference, and they are a symbol of hope, purpose, and positivity for breast cancer survivors.

Our First Volunteers
Jessie & Joanne

Jessie's Bags is a philanthropic organization that gives breast cancer patients care packages in stylish handmade patchwork bags. Every Jessie's Bag is one-of-a-kind and handmade by Jessie herself or by the helping hands of one of our many volunteers. Jessie's Bags mission is to give breast cancer survivors, patients, and their families hope and strength for the future and to show how much we all care and wish for their life of health and happiness. At Jessie's Bags we believe that even small acts make a world of difference.

100 bags a month in 2014

87 year old Jessie (a 3 time Breast cancer survivor) has been making bags for other Breast Cancer Survivors since 2006 using these upcycled materials.

This mobile community service community service program.

Participants  assist us in making Bags for breast cancer survivors, using recycled materials. All of our recycled fabrics are transformed into beautiful designed  reversible tote bags, which we donate to Breast Cancer Survivors many of whom we find at  chemotherapy infusion centers, oncology doctors’ offices, imaging centers and hospitals.

Sustainability


We get most  of our fabrics & materials from recycled textiles which makes our products easy on the environment. We take discarded fabrics from textile companies and make them into something new! We use everything from belts and ties to ribbons and embellishments. We try to use every piece of fabric donated to us even the scraps become part of our tags. No  waste for us.